The online Minnesota Adult Education PD Catalog provides an overview of all MN Adult Ed professional development (PD) activities in one convenient, searchable place. Here you will find brief descriptions of all PD offerings currently provided by the Minnesota Adult Education Support Network.

Note: Not all activities listed here have been scheduled yet, and many can be provided to you by request. Others are available on an ongoing basis.

  • Scheduled activities are linked to the MN Adult Ed Events Calendar or other sites, where you can find registration and more details.
  • For an overview of upcoming PD activities for the year, see FY22 MN Adult Ed PD Dates.

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Webinar/Webcast

Statewide Virtual “Regionals”

ATLAS

While the public safety landscape continues to shift due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ATLAS is offering statewide virtual events in place of certain in-person regionals. These virtual events are open to attendees from all regions of Minnesota. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • ACES / Transitions
  • Adult Career Pathways
  • Assessment
  • CCR Standards
  • Civics & Citizenship
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Disabilities
  • Distance Learning
  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Math / Numeracy
  • Mental Health & Trauma
  • One-Room Schoolhouse / Multilevel
  • Program Management
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Writing

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
By Request, Webinar/Webcast

Using WhatsApp for Teaching Conversation to Adult ESL Learners

Literacy Minnesota

Schools may be closed, but the learning hasn’t stopped! Adult ESL teachers and tutors are finding creative ways to help learners continue to develop their English skills. In this webinar, learn about the phone app WhatsApp, and explore its advantages and limitations as an instructional platform. Discover a variety of… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ESL
  • Technology

Audiences:

  • Instructor
  • Volunteer
Online Course

Distance Learning Basics for Adult Basic Education

Literacy Minnesota

This course will teach you the basics of designing and implementing quality distance education programs in ABE schools and classrooms. This course is appropriate for ABE teachers, managers and support staff. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Distance Learning
  • Technology

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
  • Volunteer
Cohort

Technology Leadership Academy (TLA)

Literacy Minnesota

Enhance technology integration and expertise within your ABE program with coaching, training and support targeted to your program’s specific technology-related needs and priorities. In this program, you will: Complete a program-wide technology capacity self-assessment; Set technology goals that align with your program-specific needs and priorities; receive… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Distance Learning
  • Program Management
  • Technology

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Conference

Metro ABE Regional

ATLAS

Metro Regionals take place annually in spring, generally all day on a Friday. Regionals: Provide the time and space for colleagues across programs and from within one geographic region to gather in person to network, share resources, decrease isolation, and engage in adult professional learning. Enhance teachers’ and administrators’ knowledge… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • ACES / Transitions
  • Adult Career Pathways
  • Assessment
  • CCR Standards
  • Civics & Citizenship
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Disabilities
  • Distance Learning
  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Math / Numeracy
  • Mental Health & Trauma
  • One-Room Schoolhouse / Multilevel
  • Program Management
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Writing

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Conference

South ABE Regional

ATLAS

South Regionals take place in fall and spring, generally all day on a Friday. Regionals: Provide the time and space for colleagues across programs and from within one geographic region to gather in person to network, share resources, decrease isolation, and engage in adult professional learning. Enhance teachers’ and administrators’… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • ACES / Transitions
  • Adult Career Pathways
  • Assessment
  • CCR Standards
  • Civics & Citizenship
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Disabilities
  • Distance Learning
  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Math / Numeracy
  • Mental Health & Trauma
  • One-Room Schoolhouse / Multilevel
  • Program Management
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Writing

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Conference

North ABE Regional

ATLAS

North Regionals take place in fall and spring in alternating locations, generally over a Thursday evening and all day Friday, with optional Thursday afternoon sessions sometimes offered. Regionals: Provide the time and space for colleagues to gather in person to network, share resources, decrease isolation, and engage in adult professional… Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • ACES / Transitions
  • Adult Career Pathways
  • Assessment
  • CCR Standards
  • Civics & Citizenship
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Disabilities
  • Distance Learning
  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Math / Numeracy
  • Mental Health & Trauma
  • One-Room Schoolhouse / Multilevel
  • Program Management
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Writing

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
By Request, Webinar/Webcast

On-Request Technology Training

Literacy Minnesota

Through customized training, Literacy Minnesota helps adult education providers in Minnesota improve and expand their use of technology for teaching, learning, and program management. We will work with you to design a workshop aligned to your site’s specific needs and goals. We can travel to your site or provide training… Read More

Content Areas:

  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Distance Learning
  • Technology

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Support Staff
Conference

ABE Summer Institute

Literacy Action Network

ABE Summer Institute sponsored by Literacy Action Network is Minnesota’s annual statewide Adult Basic Education conference.  Held every third week of August, the conference brings together more than 400+ educators to learn new teaching techniques, discuss policy changes, examine trends in ABE, and connect with peers from across the state. Read More

Content Areas:

  • ABE Policy
  • ACES / Transitions
  • Adult Career Pathways
  • Assessment
  • CCR Standards
  • Civics & Citizenship
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • Disabilities
  • Distance Learning
  • Diversity / Equity / Inclusion
  • ESL
  • HSE / GED / Adult Diploma
  • Math / Numeracy
  • Mental Health & Trauma
  • Program Management
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Using Volunteers
  • Writing

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
Conference, Webinar/Webcast

Language & Literacy Institute

ATLAS

A two-day, intensive training that brings together reading, writing, and ESL educators in ABE to collaborate with and learn from one another. It offers workshops on reading and literacy instruction topics that have emerged as priorities in the state, as well as the full-day CCRS (College… Read More

Content Areas:

  • CCR Standards
  • Digital Literacy / Northstar
  • ESL
  • Math / Numeracy
  • Reading
  • Technology
  • Writing

Audiences:

  • Administrator
  • Instructor
  • Volunteer